Thursday, July 28, 2016

hand piecing with jack's butterfly

You have to abandon your past every day.
And accept it.

And if you can't accept it, then you have to do sculpture.

Louise Bourgeois

Sunday, July 24, 2016

stitching at dawn

my new work is different than past work
it is not narrative

it is essentialist
it is about being
it is about the essence of being

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

red birds

the fragility of verticality

the danger of being upright

Louise Bourgeois

Her most significant accomplishment is connecting the body and the physical experience to emotional life.
Mariianne Mays Wiebe

Monday, July 11, 2016

more energy today

Everyday experience.

We see it all at once.

Scale, simplicity, elegance.

We are opened up.

We are in a mysterious wilderness outside the village of the ordinary.

We feel the relation of the everyday to the infinite.

(Philip Fisher paraphrase)

Friday, July 8, 2016

one thing at a time

I have finished hand piecing a large section of this quilt and am now putting it aside for the rest of the summer.   The piece is not complete - I still want to enlarge all edges (to 90" square) with more of the muslin nine patch.  (right now it is about 70 inches square)

I have been doing  'one thing at a time' as I manage my recovery through the broken leg and the infection.

I had surgery for the infection on July 4 and am finally beginning to feel better.

I receive daily professional nursing care and am confined to house, but I can go out on the deck.